Climate Impact Report – 1/29
A new study found that shifting towards a more sustainable global food system could create up to $10 trillion of benefits annually, improve human health, and ease the climate crisis.
A new study found that flooding in San Diego, California, was amplified by climate change.
The lake that allows the Panama Canal to function recorded the lowest water level ever for the start of a dry season this year, so vastly fewer ships can pass through the canal.
Key Facts Of The Day 1/29
Storms and Flooding
- A new study found that flooding in San Diego, California, was amplified by climate change.
- San Diego County, California, will get hit with 1 to 1.5 inches of rain from early Thursday to midday Friday, possibly causing heavy runoff in a region still recovering from last week’s damaging, storm-induced flooding.
- A quick-moving clipper storm dropping southward out of Canada will spread accumulating snow from Michigan to the Appalachians from Monday to Wednesday.
- The last of the 100 known wildfire victims that destroyed Maui’s historic town of Lahaina in August was identified last Friday.
- A new rule from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) could provide federal protection against heat exposure for the first time and require companies to invest in employees’ well-being during the hottest parts of the year.
- The lake that allows the Panama Canal to function recorded the lowest water level ever for the start of a dry season this year, so vastly fewer ships can pass through the canal.
- The Panama Canal Authority has reduced daily traffic through the narrow corridor by nearly 40% compared with last year.
- A new study found that hot droughts have become more prevalent and severe across the western U.S. due to human-caused climate change.